Friday, September 23, 2011

Tutorial to turn on Facebook Timeline Beta before Public release

Facebook Introduces new feature "Timeline".
Facebook Timeline is such a new feature that it is still in beta stage and has not been totally rolled out yet. But you can try Facebook Timeline now. So how can you activate or enable Facebook Timeline?

This is how it looks like.

Before Activating:

  • Only you will see your timeline at first (unless you decide otherwise), but it will automatically go public after a few days.
  • Expect bugs.
  • You’ll need to have a “verified” account for one of the steps, which means you need a credit card or phone number attached to the account.

Activate your facebook timeline-beta features now.
  1. First you must have or create a Facebook App.
  2. Enable developer mode, if you haven’t already. To do this, type “developer” into the Facebook search box, click the first result (it should be an app made by Facebook with a few hundred thousand users), and add the app.
  3. Give the app a name and URL but don’t worry about having everything correct. Once we complete this process it will enable the feature for your Facebook account and you can forget about the app all together.
  4. Once your App is created, click on the App in the list on the left side of the page and then on the top right side of the page click edit app.
  5. Fill out the basic information about your app with whatever information you want, make sure that you enter information in the namespace section. See screenshot below.

  1. You can use any valid URL, just make sure that you don’t put “http://” in the “app domain” section but doput it in the “site URL” section.
  2. You must use a unique value for your namespace but it can be anything that someone else has not chosen.
  3. Facebook App Basic Information
  4. Once you’re information is filled out and saved without error, click on “Open Graph” in the left column of the page.
  5. Enter an action and an object for users to do while using your app (again, this information can be made up) and click “Get Started“.
  6. Facebook Open Graph Action Object
  7. Open a new tab and go back to your Facebook profile.
  8. A box will appear asking if you want to get started with Facebook Timeline Beta for Developers. Enjoy!
Content courtesy to Anson Alexander and JEFF
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